Well, I have cast off the left front and am beginning work on the right.  I also took the opportunity to begin blocking this and… it’s big.  Bigger than I expected.  Bigger than the schematics.  Which is odd, because I’m fine for yardage.  Perhaps this yarn is too stretchy?  Not that it made any difference to the swatch.  Very strange.

The back piece took my entire blocking board (and 180 pins).  When it is dry I’ll draw around it and use it as a template for the front pieces – heaven knows what that’ll do when wet.

I’ve also decided on buttons.  Metal flowers – they should go nicely.  I’m 2 short though, so it’s a trip down to the button shop for me later today.